The First Dandelion

by Lorenzo Piccoli


Simple and fresh and fair from winter’s close emerging,
as if no artifice of fashion, business, politics, had ever
been,
forth from its sunny nook of shelter’d grass – innocent
the spring’s first dandelion shows its trustful face.

(Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, 1855; Stefania, Foglie d’erba, 2013)

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